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Dr. Geetha Srinivasan as an applied chemist with 22 years of research experience is passionate about sustainable chemistry, currently with PETRONAS as a Technical Lead in R&D Chemistry. Richly experienced in leading and directing research and development at the interface between academia and industry with strong innovation record of technologies.

Recipient of several awards including outstanding women in science award from L’Oreal-UNESCO-Royal Society in 2012 for her work on ionic liquids in biomedical applications. This was followed by three Institute of Chemical Engineering – IChemE awards and Don Nicklin Medal in 2013 as a key researcher in an environmental mitigation project dealing with toxic heavy metal removal from petrochemical streams, showcased by RSC as one of the 175 faces of Chemistry, recipient of Rising Star in Science and Engineering Category Award UK in 2018. Mentored and supervised numerous doctorates at different stages of career.

Professional recognition includes Elected Member Appointment in Royal Society of Chemistry Industry and Technology Division in 2020, International Editorial Member for ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Associate Editor in Green Chemistry Reviews and Letters. Geetha is a Chartered Chemist (CChem), Chartered Scientist (CSci), Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Besides chemistry, Geetha is a diversity and inclusivity champion within organizations and beyond!


Energy Transition


Energy Storage

Contaminants removal from hydrocarbons

Advanced Lubricants

Flexible batteries for medical device applications

Electrochemical technologies




Teaching carried out from September 2012 to June 2018

Chemistry Modules at the Interface of Chemistry and Pharmacy:

Solid state interactions to MSc level 

Optical and electron microscopy to MSc level 

Combining solid-state analytical techniques for research purposes 

Chemistry Modules:

Mathematic skills for physical chemistry to undergrduate level 1

Writing chemical reports in english for international students level 3  

Advanced Practical Work in Electrochemistry Supervision for Level 3

Advanced Physical Chemistry: Kinetics, Quantum Theory, and Physical Chemistry of Ionic Liquids for MSc

Chemical Engineering Modules: 

Oil and gas purification to MEng

Advanced oil and gas process engineering MEng

Modules at the Inteface of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering:

Foundation course in physical chemistry to undergraduate chemistry and chemical engineering students

Invited Industrial Guest lectures delivered in several universities:

1. SRM University India - 2016
2. Alagappa University India - 2018
3. University Malaya Malaysia - 2019
4. Queen's University Belfast - 2020 to 2022
5. Great Zimbave University - 2022

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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